I can not begin to explain how amazing our special day turned out to be! First let me say that the venue is absolutely stunning and so reasonably priced for everything that you get with it. This place literally does not have to be decorated and it still so elegant and beautiful. The owner and also the woman that helps you plan everything from your first meeting til the time you leave after the reception, Mary Wilson, will go above and beyond to make sure that you have anything and everything that you need! She has tons upon tons of things that you can rent for very reasonably pricing, not to mention she can make flower arrangements that will blow your mind! I truly could not have picked a better place to start the beginning of my happily ever after. The only thing I wish I could do is turn back time and do it all over again! Thank you Mary and your team for making my day a day i will remember and cherish foreve
Tameka Wilkins reviewed The Arch — 5 star April 24, 2016 · A big thank you to the Arch and the Artistic Catering Team!! You did such a phenomenal job on our mom's 60th birthday celebration! The professionalism and perfection that was placed on decorating, provision of pure customer service and food preparation really made that day a special occasion! That was a day that my mom and all who attended, will remember for the rest of our lives! Thank you for making us feel so special and well taken care of! Our mom woke up the morning after the celebration talking about how the event seemed like such a dream, from the decor, to the treatment, to the food! She hasn't stopped talking about the event! Thank you for making all of our wishes come true! Honestly, words cannot describe how deeply thankful we are to you and your team for all that you did! You deserve the best in this industry because you are the best at what you do! Wow! Speechless! Happy! Pleased! Thank you, thank you, thank you for blessing us with your perfection! = Joel and Niki (VERY satisfied customers)
Michelle Stephenson Dyer reviewed The Arch — 5 star June 26, 2017 · Mary at the Arch and the A-Team definitely made our wedding dream come to life. We fell in love with the Arch the moment we stepped foot on the property. It has such natural beauty and history. It was exactly what we were looking for to fit our needs for both a ceremony and reception. Mary was an active part of the planning process from the beginning to the end. She made herself available whenever we needed her and she was very responsive through text and email. Mary went over every aspect of the wedding with us, not leaving out a single detail. She gave us her suggestions on trustworthy vendors (many of which we used) and gave us suggestions and opinions on other aspects of the wedding that really helped us create the perfect day. If Mary didn't have it, she found a way to get it whether it was finding from an outside source or making it herself. She really does go above and beyond for your big day. You are not just a bride to her. She really invests her heart, time and energy in to giving you everything you dreamed of and more and it truly shows. On the big day, Mary and A Team handled everything from start to finish. Mary told me not to worry about anything on my big day and thanks to her I didn't have to. They were with me the entire day to make sure everything was perfect! Mary was there during the ceremony and reception to make sure everything was on time and running smoothly. We chose to have the food catered by Artistic Catering. The food was displayed beautifully and tasted amazing! Mary also personally made all of the bouquets, boutonnières and corsages for the wedding party. I went to her with a picture of the bouquet I wanted and when I saw it the day of the wedding it took my breathe away. It was exactly what I asked for and more. Words can't express how thankful I am to have had Mary, The A Team, & Artistic Catering with me on my special day!
James P Orvin reviewed The Arch — 5 star June 6, 2017 · MOST AMAZING PLACE TO HAVE A WEDDING. MARY AND HER A-TEAM IS SO METICULOUS AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THEY WILL MAKE SURE THAT YOUR WEDDING WILL BE TOP NOTCH. FROM BEGINNING TO THE END OUR EXPERIENCE WAS NOTHING SHORT OF LUXURIOUS WITH A FINE SOUTHERN CHARM. FROM THE BEAUTIFUL PLANTATION HOME WHERE THE BRIDAL PARTY IS SEPARATED WITH A MEN'S CHANGING ROOM , LAVISHED WITH FOOD AND DRINKS....TO THE BRIDES ROOM THAT COMFORTABLY HOLD AND ALLOWS FOR THE BRIDE AND BRIDESMAIDS TO SIT, RELAX, GET DRESSED, MAKE-UP RIGHT UP TO THE CEREMONY. TO THE ACTUAL MARRIAGE SITE OUTDOORS AND THE GLAMOROUS WALK UP TO THE RECEPTION VENUE. IT'S ALL PERFECTLY ROMANTIC AND I PROMISE IT COMES CLOSE TO OR MAY EVEN BEAT THE CHARLESTON OVER PRICED AREAS FOR A WEDDING. WE FELT LIKE WE WERE IN A MOVIE. TOP NOTCH. THANKS MARY AND EVERYONE!!!
I am the owner of Madison Perry Photography and had the pleasure of photographing my lovely bride & groom at The Arch. Mary & her staff were so wonderful and welcomed me right in. They assisted me with any shots I needed of the Bride's dress, couple shots etc.. The actual venue had so many beautiful photo ops and I had plenty to work with when it came to detailed shots. They are an excellent team and I would recommended them to any couple searching for a great venue and wedding planner. They have expertise in not only owning a venue but also catering, flowers etc.. You know the wedding planner is good when she is always in the corner of your eye throughout the entire event It was a pleasure!
Earl Newell reviewed The Arch — 5 star February 19, 2017 · THE ARCH: Review: Had my first event at The Arch yesterday and I can not say enough good things about it. Fo those that have not been there yet or had an event there yet. Here is the low down. CEREMONY SITE: the grounds are just coming in with Spring growth and they are well kept. There is power coming out of the ground at the ceremony site perfectly positioned behind the seating area, (no need for cordless speakers or generators). Ceremony area is adjacent to the parking lot. Perfect for loading up your ceremony rig into the vehicle right after. PAVILLION: It is very easy to load in as you are right there at the pavillion. All you need to do is unload right there in the yard, park your vehicle (its near by) and begin setting up. There are outlets on EVERY column of the structure and even some above your head. So there is no need for a bunch of ungodly extension cords. This helps you maintain a "clean" setup. Also the photographers do not ask to plug in their battery packs to your power strip. Nobody asks to plug in their cellphone charger to your power strip. I mean there had to be over 24 outlets there. So if you do not have wireless uplighting (which you will not need there) then you can plug them all in. All of the fixtures are LED and are on dimmers so you can set the mood during each part of your event. this is great for photographers so that there is not a lot of adjustments you will need to make for your shots. I big plus is "as a DJ" you do not need to bring BIG SOUND to the venue. You can actually DJ the pavilion with a pair of 8" or 10" powered speakers without the need of a sub. The acoustics are awesome. I was running a pair of EV ZLX12's and I felt overpowered. I had to keep trimming it back, I felt it was too loud. A big plus is at the end of the night I do not have a layer of dew on top of my equipment which I really appreciate. Bathrooms are spacious for older guest that maybe in a walker or have strollers. Bathrooms are stylish and clean, (smells good too). The Bar area is perfectly located at the edge of the pavilion so that people can stand and socialize. Bar area is huge too. Tables and chairs go right into storage and clean up is simple. The open yard is great too as the kids ran around and played over there and never got mingled into the wedding proceedings. Incase you are wandering NO Mary T. Wilson did not ask me to write this. I felt that it would be a help for all of my industry professionals when you are booked for this venue. I plan on doing this all year to every venue I DJ on my page The Dance Doctors but I figured what better place to post this than on Mary's page. I did not get into the amenities of the home because I did not have anything to do with the home as a vendor. HOWEVER I did get the tour several months ago. Lets just say for the $$$ you can't beat it. I was blown away. Plus Mary T. Wilson provided the best southern hospitality. I have the BIG GIVE-AWAY wedding to do there and maybe one more for this year. But BRIDES if you book this place I would loe to come back.
Valerie Blackwood reviewed The Arch — 5 star November 13, 2016 · The Arch, words alone cannot express what it means to get married at The Arch. You can have a wedding at any Venue and I'm sure it will be a day to remember. My daughter was a misplaced bride due to Hurricane Matthew. At the time we were devastated but God had another plan. They say God puts people in your life when you need the most. Well I can't thank him enough for putting Mary Wilson in our life. Like I said you can have a wedding at any Venue however having your wedding at The Arch is a magical even. Mary Wilson is not only very professional but is one of the kindest people I have met in a long time. To Mary your day is not just special to you it's special to her. I never thought I would be thankful for a hurricane but I am. If it wasn't for Matthew we wouldn't have met Mary and my daughter would gotten married but due to Matthew we met Mary and a magical day no one will ever forget. Thank you my new friend.
Collene Phillips Gander reviewed The Arch — 5 star October 19, 2017 · Our daughter Katherine and new son in law Evan married there recently. Mary and her staff went beyond to make sure their wedding was all that they hoped for. The flowers and decor were spot on perfect. The wedding garden and reception pavilion are a perfect set up for any type of outdoor wedding. The house is amazing with a brides room that is spacious as well as a room for the groom.
Debi Zimmer reviewed The Arch — 5 star October 8, 2017 · The Arch is a wonderful venue for a wedding. Mary and her staff have dome a marvelous job and was there ay the wedding I attended to ensure everything went well. Would definitely recommend this venue.